This study was conducted to investigate the effect of exhibition, selective dissemination of information on students’ patronage of information services in public tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Ex-post facto research design was used for the study. The population of the study was all the 12739 registered undergraduate library users in public tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom state for the 2021/2022 academic session. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select a sample of 790 students for the study. A researcher developed questionnaire named “Exhibition, Selective Dissemination of Information and Students’ Patronage of Information Services Questionnaire” (ESDISPISQ) was used in collecting data for the study. The instrument was face validated by three experts. Cronbach Alpha was used to determine the reliability of the instrument and a coefficient of .78 was obtained. Mean was used to answer the research questions while independent t-test was used to test the hypotheses of the study. The findings of the study indicated that there is significant influence of exhibition and selective information dissemination on students’ patronage of information services in public tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. It was recommended among others that librarians need to conduct exhibition and dissemination of information in order to improve students’ patronage of library information services.
Citation: Obi H.E. (2023) Exhibition, Selective Dissemination of Information and Students’ Patronage of Library Information Services in Tertiary Institutions in Akwa Ibom State, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 11, No.2, pp.51-59
Keywords: Akwa Ibom State, Exhibition, Tertiary Institutions, library information services, selective dissemination of information, students’ patronage
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